About the Program
The Associate of Science degree is based on a signed articulation agreement with Southern Oregon University (SOU). It has been developed in close cooperation with the School of Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education at SOU. The SOU departments of psychology and sociology/ anthropology offer an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree program focusing on the needs of human service professionals, a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Social Science. RCC’s Associate of Science (AS) degree is articulated with SOU’s Human Service program.
Students should contact the SOU Human Services program early in the first year of the AS program to be advised about additional requirements and procedures for admission to the school or program. Students should be aware that if they transfer before completing this degree, courses will be evaluated individually toward the general education requirements in effect at SOU.
Program Learning Outcomes
The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for the Human Services Transfer to Southern Oregon University are:
Apply principles of ethical decision making and practice ethical behavior in relation to self and others within the helping relationship.
Practice therapeutic alliance and establish rapport with clients.
Demonstrate clinical skills.
Demonstrate skills in active listening with co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders.
Incorporate knowledge about the interrelated effects of addictions, poverty, mental and physical illness, and homelessness on family dynamics and intimate relationships.
Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process.
Prospective students should be aware of entry requirements of human services agencies prior to considering human services as a career choice. Practicum placement may require passing a criminal history background check. The inability to pass this check may preclude completion of the program.
Students in recovery seeking placement in substance abuse treatment programs may also be required to demonstrate two years’ sobriety. More information is available from the Human Services Department.
Human Services is a professional development program requiring attendance at an Information Session and completion of an online application. For details on Information Sessions, visit the Human Services website at www.roguecc.edu/humanservices.
Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the department coordinator’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over seven years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Each College Now credit student must meet with a Human Services Department advisor to determine placement.
Students must successfully complete all credits in this program with a grade of “C-” or better and passing the counseling skills competency requirement as demonstrated through a series of videotaped counseling interviews, to receive their degrees. A total of 264 hours (8 credits) of documented practicum is required and a minimum of two practicum seminars must also be completed. For admission to the SOU Human Services program, RCC students who begin this degree fall term 2017 or later must earn a minimum grade of “C-” in, STAT 243Z , PSY 201 , PSY 202 , SOC 204 and WR 122Z .
Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C-” or better grade.
This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate in two years as you prepare to transfer to a four-year Oregon college or university. Please meet with an advisor for any questions about alternate classes in any given term. When transferring to a four-year Oregon state college or university, one of the following options must be met as a requirement for admission:
- Two years of the same high school-level world language, or
- Two terms of college-level world language (may be first-year world language, which can be used as elective credits)
This is for students who have graduated from high school or completed a high school equivalency program in 1997 or after. Additionally, if students intend to complete a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at a four-year school, they must complete two years of a college level world language regardless of when they graduated from high school or an equivalency program. Completing the first year of the college language sequence in terms 4-6 at RCC sets students up for the second-year sequence when they transfer. Students should inquire with their intended receiving institution for world language requirements.
Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement. Note: some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.